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Abdominal X-ray
Abdominal X-ray

An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Abdominal x-ray is a commonly performed diagnostic x-ray examination that produces images of the organs in the abdominal cavity including the stomach, liver, intestines and spleen.

    Why should I do it ?
  • Abdominal x-ray is often the first imaging test used to evaluate and diagnose the source of acute pain in the abdominal region and/or lower back as well as unexplained nausea and vomiting.
  • Abdominal x-ray is also performed to help diagnose conditions such as:
    • kidney and urinary bladder stones and gallstones
    • intestinal blockages
    • perforation of the stomach or intestine
    • ingestion of foreign objects
    Any preparations needed?
  • Most x-ray examinations require no special preparation
  • You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes during the exam.
  • You may also be asked to remove jewelry, removable dental appliances, eye glasses and any metal objects or clothing that might interfere with the x-ray Images.
  • Women should always inform their physician and x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
Conventional X-ray
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